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Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives

Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives

The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) welcomes the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) publication of a report on the safeguarding of traditional cultures by museums, libraries, and archives. The report, which was prepared by former IIPI employee Molly Torsen and her colleague Jane Anderson, was... Read More »

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

LIMA — May 31-June 3. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) will hold the second in a series of training workshops on the use of intellectual property to protect and promote traditional arts and crafts. The workshop is the result of ongoing collaboration between IIPI and the United States Patent and Trademark... Read More »

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

MEXICO CITY — November 8-10: The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) held the first in a series of training workshops on the use of intellectual property to protect and promote indigenous arts and crafts in Mexico City. The workshop, organized in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office... Read More »

IIPI to Begin New Projects

IIPI to Begin New Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2010. Washington, DC. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) has announced four new projects aimed at stimulating an understanding of intellectual property rights as a tool for job creation and economic development. Under a partnership agreement with the United States... Read More »

Coffee and Chocolate – Can We Help Developing Country Farmers through Geographical Indications?

Coffee and Chocolate – Can We Help Developing Country Farmers through Geographical Indications?

This comprehensive study authored by Cardozo Law Professor Justin Hughes explores the potential use of geographical indications (GIs) for promoting the coffee and chocolate trade in developing countries. Geographic indications are a special form of intellectual property rights in which the product’s markings or labels identify... Read More »

IIPI and WIPO Co-host Copyright Event on the Hill

IIPI and WIPO Co-host Copyright Event on the Hill

Washington, DC. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-hosted an informative luncheon for Congress people and their staff on international copyright law, piracy prevention, and the United States’ copyright policies on Friday, July 14, 2006. The luncheon,... Read More »

Sporting Events and Intellectual Property

Sporting Events and Intellectual Property

Focusing on the Olympic Games, this report will look at the intellectual property-related issues and challenges inherent in hosting a world-class sporting event. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity and challenge for any host country; indeed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) maintains that the Games... Read More »

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